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on wednesday. residents are also dealing with freezing temperatures. france has sent troops to the central african republic to protect its embassy after protests outside of the compound. they accuse the former colonial power failing to stop the rebel advance. they threw stones and tore down a flight at the embassy. our west africa correspondent is following the course -- following the developments. >> france has always maintained a small military presence in the center african republic, which has a history of coups,. . because of the rapid advance of the coalition for the capitol, a lot of people demonstrated today and said france should be intervening to help stop the rebel advance. hundreds of youths protested in front of the french embassy, demanding that france intervened. they threw stones at the building. toward down the flag. they insist they cannot intervene. they say talks must be held and they have now deployed about 30 soldiers around the embassy to secure the premises. >> to be clear on who has the upper hand, the rebels have the upper hand on the ground. >> it is clear that th
for using performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong was stripped of his tour de france titles and sponsor contracts worth 15 to $18 million. biggest loser. >>> okay. best politician. >> wisconsin governor scott walker. he put through his right to work laws. he didn't want a recall. he was an inspiration for republican governors. it's a move gone all over the country. >> best politician bill clinton, who in a single speech at the democratic national convention injected energy and enthusiasm into the voters. >> herman cain was the leading republican contender. however, he was also the worst politician, but i'll get to that later. >> i had a long shot in naming chris christie because he firmed up his base in a democratic state. and i think at a time when the republicans now are seeing a resurgence among their moderates. i think in the long run he may prove to be the big winner of the year. >> these are all very interesting choices but they are all domestic. the best politician of 2012 was german chancellor angela merkle. she had to walk a tightrope between her german voters who do not favor
. pressure is increasing on israel over its plans to build 3000 homes in palestinian areas. france, britain, and spain are just a few of the countries which have summoned israel's ambassador to express their concerns. there are warnings that new settlements in east jerusalem and the west bank could threaten the very viability of a two- state solution. >> israel's prime minister does not shirk controversy and is not afraid of upsetting his friends, but benjamin netanyahu might suddenly be feeling rather isolated. a number of european countries are upset over the thorny issue of settlements. for years, israel has been warned by allies that continued expense of israel's settlements on occupied jewish land is detrimental to a two-state solution. it was when israel signalled its intention to develop this strategically-important area known as e-1 that the row intensified. if this big piece of land was to become a jewish settlement, detractors say it would be the final nail in the coffin of the two-state solution. with dozens of jewish settlements already in the area, it is argued that developing
, but that does not mean we should repeat. tavis: the u.s. has been guilty of it as well. >> france, england, germany, the u.s., of course, even the soviet union. >> -- tavis: that is my point. everybody seems to be guilty of that over the course of history. i am glad you took a question. what does africa have today that the rest of the world does not prove >> -- does not? >> some possibilities. some structures of spirituality, and i emphasize that, spirituality which is not aggressive. decimating a culture, which christianity is guilty of. islam is guilty of. a tolerant spirituality. in the new world, in brazil, where african religions co have it and become -- where they cohabit. this is a lesson for some of the so-called world religions. they have taken joy in decimating humanity tavis: -- and decimating humanity. tavis: i raise this question. just like china, the world power now advancing in africa, the catholic church has found africa is a place that is very fertile. what say you about the catholic church all of that continent? they are getting new converts daily, hourly. >> a bit more s
is trying to get charges in france drawn-out bear. there are charges that he was linked to a prostitution ring. he will try to get a judge dismissed those charges. it is an extraordinary case and we do not know what happened that morning in that hotel room in manhattan where she says she was assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn. he says it was a consensual encounter. we do not know what happened. we do know that to completely different lives were completely turned around. >> ok. thank you very much. you are watching "bbc world news america." could not in the dna of cancer patient helped generations of people? and you project of britain is counting on a to do just that -- a new project in britain is counting on it to do just that. share prices in italy have fallen sharply as investors reacted to in the news that mario monti intends to resign. berlusconi hopes to stage a comeback. >> stormy political weather ahead for italy. suddenly, mario monti is on the way out. there will be early elections and berlusconi is reaching for power again. on the markets, there is deep unease. they're like the
but the republic of france and to close loopholes in unspecified -- the republican offer is to close loopholes in unspecified ways. they need to get in a room and not leave. >> let's get blood if we're talking about people who stood up on this thing cou. the man who charles wants to put on hold the cards, paul ryan, cave like at $2 suitcase on in this. what about hensarling? >> it is the job of the president above all on this -- . >> the president has not lead on this, put the tax bills began in the house -- >> ryan offered a plan, the president offered nothing. >> she will be one of the top members of my national security team. >> john kerry says he will have no comment on the secretary of state process. he wants to be the next secretary of state. >> he probably will be the next secretary of state, and a fairly decent one. but this makes me kind of sad. >> this is a nice thing? riceon't know -- the susan thing? >> i don't know if she would have made a great secretary of state. some people say her elbows are too sharp. but i know her a little bit the benghazi thing she was hung out to dry on w
. in france, one village has been sealed off by police and surrounded by journalists after rumors spread that the local mountain would prove a safe haven. the locals fear an onslaught of new wave survivalists. >> we don't think the world this point and. >> you came here just for the fun of the story? >> famous journalists come to meet some crazy people. it might take more than a ufo to survive this if it turns out that the mine's ore right after all. mayans were right after all. >> -- was a painstakingly written by leonard cohen for his recording company. since then, it has been recorded it many times. what did he do to make the song so popular? this has risen from obscurity to one of the most famous tracks and modern music. >> the song starts completely off the radar. there are now 360 something recordings of songs around the world and the song was turned down by at leonard:'s record company has become perhaps one of the most popular songs of his generation. i'm the author of the holy or the broken, leonard cohen, jeff buckley, and the unlikely ascent of "hallelujah." it is always hard
think? are you interested? >> yes. i am interested. france could news, good news. >> i need to talk to my wife and furs. >> is there a problem? >> to be -- to my wife first. >> is there a problem? >> there could be. >> i am sure you will be able to convince her. tavis: last night i am on the plane flying back to los angeles, and i am reading the issue of "the rolling stone." he kind of miss the mark. there were some things, but i gleaned in the article the president who says his favorite tv show is "homeland." >> and he spoke exclusively about how much he loves me. tavis: he said, i love "homeland." >> when i went to the white house, they went, maureen broke back. she was not supposed to, and she slipped into her article. the president was watching our show, and i asked him about it, because i was sitting at the same table as him at this state dinner for david cameron, and i said, when you guys get time to watch tv? you are supposed to be running the free world. he said michelle takes the kids out to play tennis. i do a little work at home, and sometimes i do not do so much work and
and only 10 days after securing britain's first-ever tour de france when, bradley wiggems won the time trial and the heart of the nation. >> i think i will ever talked my sporting career. i still cannot believe this. it is there. >> an early british success snowballed on super saturday when the poster girl completed her domination. >> it was so hot, everyone had the home advantage and it would give a much-needed boost. when i stepped into the stage, it was such an incredible feeling. this is mild. it was a great feeling. >> minutes later, another home hero became the first britain to win a long distance of the gold in the 10,000 meters. he went on to win the 5000 as well. >> i was telling myself, i have to get there, i dig in, and dig in. it gave me a bit more boost. >> chris shed tears of joy after he became the most decorated britain. -- became the most successful olympics sailor of all time. andy murray exercised his wimbledon demons back on center court beating roger federer to win gold in the men's singles and singles and a mixed doubles alongside his partner. adams gave the perfo
the vi was crowned the sing of france. from the sound of 8,000 pipes in 1894, napoleon was crowned emperor. music is integral to the life of the cathedral, and in the festival to celebrate 850 years, they will bring to life some of the christianity's oldest sounds contained in the oldest maunts. >> the musical school of notre dame was influential. we know it innewsed music across europe, spain and italy. >> but you have no idea how delighted quazi moto was. the bell told to mark the hours of the day as it told to mark the liberation of the city in 1944. >> in front of notre dame and even in one of the towers of the famous cathedral, the nazis have established fire. >> we traveled west of paris to normandy to this village, to one of three bell foundrys still in operation. here they are casting the eight new bells to hang in the to your. >> the original bells were seized during the revolution and melted to cannon balls. they are recasting them in copper and continue using molds fashioned from horse hair and ma nuria. >> as we don't want them to make them twice, we will make them high
fight in france. we shall fight on the seas and oceans. we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. we shall fight on the beaches. we shall fight on the landing grounds. we shall fight in the fields and in the streets. we shall fight in the hills. we shall never surrender. >> rose: winston church sill recognized as one of the greatest statesmen of all times. in 1954 edward r. murrow the cbs newsman said he mobilized the english language and sent it into battle. president kennedy liked the quote so much that he used it as his own. that was in 1963 when he granted winston churchill honorary citizenship of the united states. >> pierpont morgan was a friend of churchill's mother and is likely that winston on one of his many trip to its united states would have visited this library. we're joined today by alan packwood, he is the director of the churchill archive center in cambridge. and he's cure rating an exhi business here at the morgan called winston churchill, the power of words. >> what you're loo
. and thanks to the internet, internationally orders coming in from fresno to france, from roanoke to russia. it seems once they taste it, well-- >> my mom always said word of mouth is the best advertisement. >> particularly when the words taste so good. >> mike: there is no business that is recession proof but there is one that comes close: pets, and all the stuff people buy for them. americans spent over $50 billion on their pets in 2011, the largest chunk of that on food. there are more of them than kids and we spend more on them than on our husbands and wives. pets. and if the slow-food movement is all the rage for humans than sparky, bucky, cuddles, and toots aren't far behind. >> it is totally inspired with what we were doing with our own food. things that we were buying inspired we should be applying these same ideas to the pet food, the fact that we only eat local and our pet food should be local as well. we thought pet owners would like that idea. >> mike: they did, in large numbers. so large, five-year-old san francisco-based small batch pets is one of the fastest growing companies
of the organization of the rebels after the recent recognition on the one hand by france and britain, i think, and secondly the conferences that they have had to create some kind of umbrella group? >> well, you've described the political track that's evolving and has been have been endorsed by a number of countries, that could come as soon as next week. but you still have a very fractured military command on the ground. that's one reason this new political entity was created to help streamline some of the decisions that are made on the ground. and so the united states and other allies working with the opposition fighters can have a more coordinated approach to dealing with the fighters on the ground. the opposition now is quite diverse on the ground, the u.s. is trying to consolidate that with the help of allies. >> rose: what's their assessment of assad at the moment? the intelligence sources both in the united states and overseas? >> it's very hard to know, charlie. i mean, one of the things that -- there was hope early on that he might take a deal and move out of the country. that's lookin
francois o'land of france thinks? >> normally they do because these two countries have been very friendly with israel in recent years but israel is in an election period before january 22 when netanyahu stops the gaza war without a land operation. there are a lot of people saying, hey, you didn't go all the way against hamas. they ate into a huge share of his voters. i think he wants to say no one is going to be able to outflange me from the right. part of the tragedy of this conflict is that the parties cannot agree on a common definition of what is provocative except they agree on one thing. that they each assume the worst of the other side's ultimate intention. israel might say, look, this is political theater. ultimately we're going to discuss this. there will be a two-mile tunnel from north to south. we won't receiver the west bank at all, but the media, the government, everyone says, no, no, there must be something nefarious going on here. they need to get to the negotiating table and discuss the most sensitive issues. >> suarez: ground hasn't been broken on a single house. who is i
britain germany and france has moved from the country side to the cities two, hundred million people. and they don't have the same status as those who live there of initially, officially, you have an urban middle class 300 million people and growing .. this is a society that has got a lot of pushes and pulls going on, and my worry is that if they find it difficult to manage that, they resort to nationalism, you have seen a little bit of that toward japan, and the problem is, that that wells up from the people. that is not the government and the government has tried to use some of these demonstrations to sort of make a point about japan, and they nearly lost control on a couple of occasions, so i -- i think that -- i don't think of china as an enemy, it is a competitor. it is a partner in many ways. but we also have to work with the chinese in terms of how do we -- how do we persuade them to become a responsible steak holder? .. and sort of abide by the rules? china's rise is not necessarily disadvantages you to the united states. >> rose: it is not a zero sum a game? >> no, i don't
for president of france. authorities in mexico and the u.s. confirmed today that singer jenni rivera was killed sunday in a plane crash. she and six others were on a private jet that went down south of monterrey in northern mexico. the cause of the crash is under investigation. rivera was one of the most popular female singers in the musical genre known as grupero. she sold more than 15 million albums and won a number of latin music awards. jenni rivera was 43 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: michigan, home to the united auto workers and one of the most heavily unionized states in the country, is suddenly ground zero in the national debate over workers' rights, as the republican lawmakers who control the state's legislature prepare to cast a vote tomorrow that could permanently alter the political landscape. >> ifill: hundreds of people descended on the state capitol building in lansing last week to protest a move to make michigan a right-to-work state. republicans running the state house and senate have approved a pair of bills to allow workers
was discouraging because i really wanted to be him and write about boxing and food and france and new york lowlife but i don't know anything about any of those things. >> rose:. >> it was his abilities as a stylist that attracted you or a storyteller? >> he was a great stylist, really, i mean, he was his own story. and it was really all about him, i think, but he was a beautiful stylist, and when i was at the magazine, they used to i had lunch once with william sean and he said it was true that aj liebling sat in his office at the new yorker and pounding the keys and he was chart chortling at his own work. >> the only person in the history of the magazine to enjoy writing. everybody else suffered through it. >> rose: a moment of great pleasure to writ write write for new yorker magazine? >> it was a lot of fun. i liked writing faulk of the town when it was anonymous, and. >> rose: yeah. >> and it was just that anonymous, curious reporter, wandering around the city and seeing whatever you saw. but it was like a little weekly newspaper to me and i enjoyed it a lot,. >> rose: you can always do that,
, there is talk among some countries-- the u.s., britain, and france-- about the possibility of increased sanctions. it's an open question as to whether that will happen. do you think anything can dissuade north korea, one of the most sanctioned countries in the world, from continuing down this path realistically? >> i think it's the wrong path. any kind of sanction will not work. if, in fact, economic sanction especially were to force north korea to give in, north korea would have given in many times over. so so economic sanctions will not bring the desired consequence. so the -- we're talking about sanctions. what other sanctions are there? we have exhausted all sanctions. but north korea is not -- this time around no one is talking about possible demise collapse of the system. and when the grandfather died and the father died and all talks about it, about the possibility of the arab rising and then system collapse. but that is not going to happen. >> warner: professor park, thank you so much and david wright. thanks. >> thank you. >> woodruff: online you can see photographs of the cele
's a little town in france. >> and you were there? >> i was there when i was in the air force. i was stationed very close to there. now i was flying jet fighters, we had a nuclear mission. we didn't fly with nukes but we stood alert with them. and so it was a dicey time. "reminiscence at toul." 30 years ago on new year's eve drunk on french champagne we shot bottle rockets from the windows of hank and willi's rented chateau overlooking nancy. it sounds so worldly which is how we wanted to think of ourselves, but lord, we were just children, sent by the government to fly airplanes and to save western europe from world war iii. we thought we had all the important things still left to do and were just playing at importance for the time being. it never occurred to us, living in our community of friends, having first babies, seeing husbands die, helping young widows pack to go home, that we had already started the important things. what could we have been thinking, or perhaps it's how could we have known that times get no better, that important things come without background music, that life is lar
, compared to a place like france, where government spending is more than half of gdp. but it is going to keep creeping up and i think we need to be creative and alert to that. >> rose: i want to talk about what is going on in washington now between the president and the speaker, but if we -- if they fail completely and we go over this fiscal cliff what are the repercussions? you know, i mean, there is really a fair chance that they don't come to an agreement for whatever reason the house republicans won't support it and we go into 2013. i don't think that, per say, would be the end of the world because i think there would be a cry and it would get rein reined in after a few weeks and settle on this .. i would view this as a skirmish in a bigger war where you are growing entitlements, government services are getting more expensive. people are going to pay more and get less, and i think it is a very, very difficult tension of how to deal with that and this is just a first stage of that or one of many stages. so i don't think they are going to settle everything. i do hope they come to an
to build a backdrop that would convince ambassadors from great britain and france for instance that the federal government was coherent and enormously powerful. so she made the white house into a showplace. and it became that. it was the emblem of the authority of the president. and she knew he had to have that -- >> and typically congress was constantly prosecuting them, or at least -- >> her. >> well, and not without cause. she did sell his annual address to congress to a newspaper to raise money. it wasn't a good thing to do. but -- >> but i loved the scene that you have with her and -- >> and thaddeus -- >> thaddeus stevens, the republican radical congressman from -- >> pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania played by tommy lee jones. here it is. >> mrs. lincoln. >> madame president, if you please. oh, don't convene another subcommittee to investigate me. sir! i'm teasing. smile senator wade. senator wade in lincoln: i believe i am smiling mrs. lincoln. >> as long as your household accounts are in order madam we'll have no need to investigate them. >> you have always taken such a li
-- . >> rose: they saw america through movies. >> right. >> rose: an when the gis were going through france, they looked like gary cooper and jimmy stewart and henry fonda. and so it has a tremendous influence around the world. >> rose: what have you not done that you might have wanted to do? >> gosh, i've, you know, i think i've done-- i continue and love doing what i do. as you know, i had a chance to write a play awhile back about thurgood marshall and i had that on broadway. and when what i find is i live, i think what you can call a creative life. if i don't come up with an idea, nothing's going to happen. >> rose: but you also have management responsibility also. >> right. but that certainly in the world of film, you know, it's always been the challenge of great filmmakers that they not only have to have that artistic vision. but they have to be generals who can command troops. >> rose: i means that's exactly what directors are, they most often have been identified as more like generals than anything else because of all the things that su have to do. >> right. >> rose: . >> and there
, you did a little preshoot. and where you went up into the mountains in france and did 24 takes of singing at the top of his register in freezing conditions and wooden clogs. and the crew came back and they just said oh my god it's one of the most powerful things i have ever seen. at that point i relaxed and said i know there is something to this. we are going to be fine. >> i have been thinking about that question that you asked, anne because all the actors went through it and i'm a sports followers, so it is that thing of, it's not like you can, can i do it, can-- all of that. at some point you have to come to peace with that. but it's can you be at your best at the super bowl, or as a hundred meter runner will you run your best race at the olympics or maybe was that grand prix event six months before you will find out was a much better time. so it is the pressure you put on yourself because these opportunities come along once in a lifetime. people like this don't exist very often. and they rarely get the opportunity to make movie muse calls. so you just, and because we were l
but promoting war on the big red dragon-- the communist party. in the south of france it's believed by new ages to be the only safe place in the world. something to do with the shape of the mountain which overlooks the village. but today t.v. crews and police outnumbered prophets of doom. >> sreenivasan: in this country, nasa has produced a video to reassure those who need it. it's titled "why the world didn't end yesterday." the president of russia vladimir putin put new distance today between his government and the regime in syria. in his annual news conference, putin insisted his country is not protecting syrian president bashar assad. he urged assad to hold talks with the opposition, and negotiate an end to the bloodshed. >> ( translated ): we are not concerned about the fate of assad's regime. we understand what is going on there and that his family has been in power for 40 years. the changes are undoubtedly needed. we are worried about a different thing-- what next? we simply don't want the current opposition, having become the authorities, to start fighting the people who are the current
like syria, egypt, britain, france, you had to hold together this coalition which was an usual coalition, so to speak. the administration jim baker got u.n. sanction for this operation. and it was just, we had no headquarters in the region. right now the central command has a headquarters in qatar. there was fog like that. the arab states didn't really want the americans there and on a permanent basis. so we had, all of this had to be moved first to saudi arabia not region first from the defensive operation and then in an offensive operation. so just months and months for this to even, just to prepare for this. >> and he was in charge of that. but now he was as we lewded to in the piece also criticized for making some strategic mistakes. what were those? >> well, there were well two goals primary goal its one was to evict the iraqi forces from kuwait which was done in the 100 hour ground war after six weeks of bombing, remember that. but the other one was to destroy saddam hussein's offensive powers, primarily his republican guard force. because the thinking was if you didn't d
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